Maroun said the Hudson Group was biased against the project and came up with too many negative findings.
Desmarais defended his record in an interview with WNBZ. He said he strongly supports the resort but believes his job isn't to be its lead cheerleader. He said he's confident the resort will be approved, and that his job is to make sure the village's interests are considered in the process.
"I would look pretty incompetent as a leader of this community if I didn't ask these questions," he said.
He said the village doesn't have all the answers yet because the resort's needs for sewer, electric, and other municipal services are still being ironed out.
Desmarais said his main goal is to make sure the ski area gets reopened and fully developed rather than subdivided.
Desmarais said he plans on expanding on these issues in greater depth during a village board meeting next week. Residents who aren't able to attend can watch it live on public television.